On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Nathan
The question of how such a discussion would be
closed is what concerns me
the most - I can't see allowing a meta bureaucrat to close such a poll
(which is what we would do in en.wp), and since the Foundation would have
make the changes anyway... Would it be interpreted, then, by a developer?
Normally they are closed by Meta-wiki regulars, who all happen to be trusted
to some extent on Meta and elsewhere. I'd probably give a discussion like
this to a steward to close. Really though, any trusted person who hasn't
voted can close it.
If there is a consensus, then it doesn't really need closing, the
result should be obvious to everyone and a developer just needs to be
informed. If there isn't a consensus to close the project, then
nothing needs to happen.